Hedonic Damages – for loss of enjoyment of life or of life’s pleasures

hedonic damages:
(1985)

1. Damages that attempt to compensate for the loss of the pleasure of being alive.  * Such damages are not allowed in most jurisdictions. — aka (erroneously) hedonistic damages. [1]

1. Damages awarded by some courts for loss of enjoyment of life or of life’s pleasures. [2]

References:

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition by Jack Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

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